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THE ART OF WHAT'S POSSIBLE

Find inspiration during the keynote sessions at DISTRIBUTECH International. The rapid evolution of technology, the impact of big data, and the influence of artificial intelligence are set to reshape the industry and our daily lives. The potential that technology holds poses challenges and opportunities for utilities, cities, and businesses regardless of their size. By emphasizing forward-thinking concepts and scalable solutions at DISTRIBUTECH International we explore the Art of What’s Possible.

Zack Kass

ZACK KASS

AI FUTURIST AND

FORMER HEAD OF GO-TO-MARKET AT OPENAI

 

Steve Clayton

STEVE CLAYTON

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY, MICROSOFT

Microsoft

Tiffani Bova

TIFFANI BOVA

EXECUTIVE ADVISOR

FORMER GROWTH EVANGELIST, SALESFORCE

WALL STREET JOURNAL TWO-TIME BEST-SELLING AUTHOR

Hussein Shel

HUSSEIN SHEL

ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGIST, AMAZON WEB SERVICES

AWS

Abigail Ponser

ABIGAIL POSNER

DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE WORKS, GOOGLE

PODCAST HOST, HUMAN CODE

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ENDI CORPORATION

Google

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The Innovator’s Dilemma: Navigating Our AI Future

ZACK KASS

AI Futurist and

Former Head of Go-To-Market, Open AI

Zack Kass

February 27, 2024 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Zack Kass navigates the challenges and opportunities that lie at the forefront of AI innovation. He dissects the paradoxical landscape where technology moves at an astounding pace, yet practical, scalable solutions remain elusive.

In this keynote, Zack highlights how innovators can transform these challenges into stepping stones to success in an AI driven era. Drawing on his vast experience in AI strategy and implementation, Zack offers a pragmatic approach to future-proofing your business. He provides a forward-thinking perspective, sharing lessons learned, strategies adopted, and the transformative power of resilience in the face of relentless technological progression.

In Zack, we find a blend of visionary and pragmatist, guiding businesses and communities alike into the promising future of AI. Don't miss this innovate thought-provoking session! 

 

Sponsored by:

e2 Companies

Additional Remarks

TOM DEITRICH

President & Chief Executive Officer, Itron

 

Tom Deitrich

Itron

HARRY SIDERIS

Executive Vice President - Customer Experience, Solutions & Services, Duke Energy

Harry

Duke Energy

ALI IPAKCHI, PH.D

Chief Visionary Officer, OATI

 

Ali

oati

MAYOR JERRY DEMINGS

Orange County Mayor, Florida

 

Jerry Demings

Orange County Government, Florida

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Amplifying communications—and so much more—with AI

STEVE CLAYTON

Vice President of Communications Strategy, Microsoft

 

 

Steve Clayton

February 27, 2024 | 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Today’s headlines are dominated by news about AI, from the latest announcements about Microsoft Copilot to how AI paves the way for a sustainable energy future. Microsoft partners with organizations in all industries to leverage AI and drive value across all aspects of their business.

Steve will share how with the power of AI his team is reshaping all aspects of Microsoft’s communication discipline—from PR, to measurement, social media communications and much more. He will be joined by Ron Utterbeck, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Eversource, for a fireside chat about the AI journey at Eversource including insights, culture and vision for the future.  

Sponsored by:

IFS

RON UTTERBECK

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Eversource Energy

Ron Utterbeck

Eversource Energy

CAROL JOHNSTON

Vice President Energy, Utilities and Resources, Clevest, an IFS Company Canada

Carol Johnston

IFS

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The Experience Mindset: The Flywheel of Growth

TIFFANI BOVA

Executive Advisor

Former Growth Evangelist, Salesforce

Wall Street Journal Two-Time Best Selling Author

Tiffani Bova

February 28, 2024 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Tiffani Bova is the former global growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce and the author of the WSJ bestselling book The Experience Mindset: Changing the Way You Think About Growth.

Her previous book Growth IQ [2018] was also a Wall Street Journal bestseller and has been translated into 12 languages.  She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50 twice and over the past two decades has led large revenue-producing divisions at businesses ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500. As a Research Fellow at Gartner, her cutting-edge insights helped Microsoft, Cisco, Salesforce, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle, SAP, AT&T, Dell, Amazon-AWS, and other prominent companies expand their market share and grow their revenues.  

 

Sponsored by:

G&W Electric

Additional Remarks

JOHN GOUNARIS

Vice President - Marketing, G&W Electric

John Gounaris

G&W Electric

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Reinventing the World with GenAI

HUSSEIN SHEL

Enterprise Technologist, Amazon Web Services

Hussein Shel

February 28, 2024 | 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Generative AI has captured the imagination of many industries and is poised to bring in the next wave of technological advancements. In this session, hear how the largest industries, from healthcare and financial services to automotive and media and entertainment, are using generative AI to drive outcomes for their customers. Join Hussein Shel, Enterprise Technologist at AWS, to hear how generative AI is accelerating content creation and helping organizations reimagine customer experiences.

Shel’s role champions the voice of leaders of enterprise customers and prospects, and, conversely, the voice of AWS back to the enterprises on AWS forward thinking and technology innovations in Energy. He joined AWS recently from Microsoft where he was Chief Technology Officer for Energy & Resources and Director of Strategic Customer Engagements partnering with many Energy companies around the world on their Digital Transformation and Energy Transition journey and where he led the delivery of Microsoft Cloud High Performance Computing platform focusing on the Oil & Gas industry. Previously, Hussein spent 10 years with Chevron where he worked in multiple business units in Upstream and Midstream shaping many of Chevron’s key technology strategies around Drilling and Completions, Production and Operations and Reservoir Management across their Energy assets.

 

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Cracking Creativity: Reimagining AI and Creativity for Greater Personal & Team Growth

ABIGAIL POSNER

Director of Creative Works, Google

Podcast Host, HUMAN CODE

Member of the Board of Directors for ENDI Corporation

Abigail Posner

February 29, 2024 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Abigail Posner shines a humanistic lens on business and technology, bringing a fresh perspective to creativity, innovation and corporate culture. As the Director of Google’s US Creative Works, Abigail and her team work closely with the advertising and marketing communities to help develop the most effective ads and content for YouTube. She hosts the podcast Human Code, has published thought pieces in publications around the world from Fast Company to Advertising Age, and is the recipient of the prestigious Media Impact Award from the UN. In this presentation, Abigail will spark novel thinking by leveraging case studies as well as her experience in brand development, creative advertising, neuroscience, technology, and anthropology ultimately sharing how we can enhance our innovative and creative powers every day. Leaders who understand and acknowledge that in reality AI and all things tech are simply opening the door for more creativity and innovation from the human side, are the ones who will maintain their authenticity and thrive in this new world of tech dominance. 

 

Sponsored by:

e2 Companies

Additional Remarks

JAMES RICHMOND

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, E2 Companies

James Richmond

e2 Companies

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